The initiative comes as time runs out for the UN’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and in the run-up to a UN global summit in New York – slated for Sept. 25 to 27 – where the Post-2015 Development Agenda is expected to be adopted.
EALA Speaker Daniel Kidega said the regional assembly had a fundamental role to play in ensuring implementation of the SDGs, which are aimed at reducing poverty, achieving food security and enhancing gender equality, among other things.
The assembly, he said, “must check if our partner states have enacted laws on SDGs and whether, if the laws are in place, they are being implemented”.
Kidega also urged assembly members to ensure that the public in each of these countries was made aware of SDG-related legislation and how much had been budgeted for their effective implementation.
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